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Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrates the diversity of families within the school community with an annual Multicultural Celebration. Now in its fourth year of being a district-wide event, the Parent Teacher Organization Council, composed of volunteer family members from across Bloomfield Hills Schools, hosted this educational celebration of culture in the Bloomfield Hills High School Main Commons.

Learn More about Fourth Annual BHS Multicultural Celebration A Success!
Foundation Grants

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring 2022 BHSF Grants. This year’s grant projects include technology tools, student manipulatives, diverse literature, guest speakers, STEM tools, musical instruments, learning games, field trips, outdoor/experiential learning equipment, social/emotional learning resources, and other unique learning opportunities.

Learn More about The Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring 2022 BHSF Grants
Operating Millage Restoration Proposal

On August 2, 2022, voters in Bloomfield Hills Schools will be asked to consider a proposal to restore the Non-homestead Operating Millage. 

• Required for Bloomfield Hills Schools to receive full revenue per pupil.

• The majority of families in Bloomfield Hills Schools qualify for the Principal Residence Exemption and will not be affected by the restoration of 2 mills.

• The tax rate for Non Principal Residence Exemption properties (like business and rental property owners) will not increase. For a business with a taxable value of property established at $200,000, the tax cost would be $3,600 ($200,000 x 18 mills ÷ 1,000), the same tax rate applied today.  

• No levy increase, current tax rate (18 mills) since 2000.

Learn More about Non-Homestead Operating Millage Restoration Proposal 8/2/22

What Makes Our Elementary School Different?

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

 
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more about our elementary school? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

Kindergarten Orientation Video


A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible at Way — A Michigan Elementary School

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

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Nut Free School

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Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Contact


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)

Lester Sharon, Principal
248.341.7800
lsharon@bloomfield.org

Cindy Antonis, Secretary
248.341.7800
CAntonis@bloomfield.org

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6639
JRossi@bloomfield.org

Building Hours

 

Class 9:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Half Days Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.
Latchkey
 
7 to 9 a.m.
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Office 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.